Stuck in the middle at work
Ugh today I was surrounded by colleagues having dumb conversations. Growing up fascinated by theatre and then being on Tumblr has made me super aware of how others present themselves and what bullshit people come out with.
Convo #1 - how books are better than e-readers etc
One of the colleagues is of certain age and assumed no one would want to stare at a screen instead of reading a book. I partly agree as I love the feel of a book in my hands but I also love fan fiction. He also proceeded to call modern books a ‘fad’ and that people would one day go back to the classics which really amused me.
Convo #2 - complaining about canteen staff
Then 2 very opinionated staff have decided all the canteen staff are moody bastards and forget that just cause they work in a company canteen doesn’t mean they shouldn’t give good service. I kinda get that as it’s easy to think our staff aren’t the general public so it’s ok. I was more annoyed that they were accusing them of being prejudiced to my colleague because she was Polish and had a ‘proper job’ unlike those in the canteen. They also added that the canteen staff should just go get new jobs if they don’t like where they are. As someone who only just got employment this pissed me off because the job market sucks right now so getting new work is no easy feat